The spring steelhead season starts Thursday and runs through April 30, with three exceptions:
Steelhead are in the Boise River only when stocked by Idaho Fish and Game. This year about 1,000 steelhead were stocked in the river. Barbless hooks are not required in the Boise River, but anglers must have a steelhead permit to fish for and keep steelhead, which are rainbow trout longer than 20 inches with a clipped adipose fin.
- On the Little Salmon River the season runs through May 15.
- On the Salmon River from Lake Creek Bridge to Long Tom Creek, about a quarter-mile upstream of the Middle Fork, the season ends March 31.
- On the Snake River from Hells Canyon Dam upstream to Oxbow Dam, and on the Boise River upstream to Barber Dam, the season ends May 31.
The spring steelhead limit is three fish per day, nine in possession and 20 for the season.
Spring Steelhead Season to Start
Idaho Statesman, January 1, 2009
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